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Life goal to shoot for: be helpful

An NGO created as a Community Service Centre for marginalized families in urban slum and rural areas, Aarambh, wanted to help students who are not as privileged, with basic facilities, in order for them to be more comfortable at school. … Continue reading

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Bonds have more fun in July

North American investment grade bond prices have rallied strongly this month, even as stocks have levitated on 3 guys computers trading.  The benchmark US 10 year Treasury is nearing the next downside test at 2.4%. Meanwhile other key risk-on bets … Continue reading

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Secular bear big picture update

I have long appreciated Ed Easterling’s excellent and detailed historical data, some of which can be seen at Crestmont Research. At the end of June he updated the valuation measurements for the S&P 500 and notes that while stocks gained … Continue reading

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Phantom inflation continues to be fleeting

Investment grade bond yields have been falling in tandem with global growth forecasts over the past 7 months again, leaving the consensus, who are expecting a pick up in inflation, on the wrong side of the trade. This segment offers … Continue reading

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Danielle on The Financial Survival Network

Danielle was guest today with Kerry Lutz on The Financial Survival Network talking about recent trends in the world economy and markets.  You can listen to an audio clip of the segment here.

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The horror of Canadian bank shares

It was one thing when the world was in love with high tech shares in 2000 or with US banks, home-builders and construction materials in 2007. Those were extremely dangerous times to be sure and many oblivious and greedy “investors” … Continue reading

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Worthwhile watch: Hannah Arendt

We rented this film on iTunes last night. It is one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking works I have seen in a while. Film maker Margarethe von Trotta made some brilliant choices in telling this story of the real … Continue reading

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Best marriage proposal story ever…

I love Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe and yesterday had the good fortune of being stuck in weekend cottage traffic long enough to enjoy his entire Sunday show. The inspiring true story read from Michael Gallagher of Hope, Main is one … Continue reading

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Warren on the painfully (!) obvious case for reviving Glass-Steagall

Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) continue as forceful advocates for the intelligent and obviously necessary return to a Glass-Steagall-like division preventing banks from levered speculating backed by the American taxpayer. This clip from 2013, is a good … Continue reading

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Urban farming intelligent part of healthy food solution

As more and more people move into cities, the demand for access to fresher, more nutritious foods continues to rise. Brooklyn-based Gotham Greens builds greenhouses on urban rooftops. Inside the greenhouses, the company grows vegetables that don’t have to make … Continue reading

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Corporate profits whistle past secular retreat in household consumption

In 2013, $10.832 trillion of the $15.942 trillion GDP produced in the US went toward household purchases. This means that consumer spending from US households–the wealthiest in the world–while diminished since the credit bubble peak in 2007-08, still accounts for … Continue reading

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9/11 intelligence release long overdue

Land of the free? Rep. Massie speaks at Press Conference Regarding 9/11 Documents. Here is a direct video link.

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Complacency has been encouraged and will be punished

Complacency and aggressive risk taking has been intentionally encouraged by Central Bank policies the past 4 years. But since the Fed is only bluffing that it has control, reality will eventually hit as a dramatic shock and punishment to followers. … Continue reading

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New documentary: Fed up

Today’s processed foods industry is more powerful than the tobacco industry was in the 1950′s and ’60′s. Not everyone smokes, but everyone eats.  The other magnifying feature in terms of social impact, is that unlike tobacco, processed foods are being … Continue reading

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Danielle’s weekly market update

Danielle was a guest today on Talk Digital Network with Jim Goddard talking about recent trends in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the segment here. To clarify the comments on Buffett, investors … Continue reading

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